Photography: Anshul Pandey, Lisa Hopf (homepage)
Rashi Jain has trained at The Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry and Valley School, Bangalore. She has exhibited across India and internationally, such as Paper Clay Illuminated, which toured across United States at NEHMA, Daum, Fuller Craft Museums, Porcelain India (Habitat Center, Delhi), Bridges: Indian Contemporary Ceramics (Stainless, Delhi), Earth Matters (Indo Korean Center & Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai) and Jar of Secrets (Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Solo show).
She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics IAC, NCECA Multi-Cultural Fellow and recipient of Alps Art Academy/Land Art scholarship, Switzerland. She has co-founded India's first Studio Potters' Market, and co-curates, at The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai. Rashi teaches ceramics at educational institutions and her workspace in Mumbai called Studio Karva, since 2004.
My work bridges intuitive thoughts arising within, from deep silence, expresses it in symbols, through the experience of the relationship between inner and outer worlds, which flows into figurative, sculptural ceramic forms. The journey is finding integration, through inspirations from anatomical studies, Buddhist and Jain temple iconology, patterns in nature, engagements with traditional crafts and impressions from spiritual practices.